A twenty-five year old third year chemistry student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been sentenced to 10 years in hard labour for robbing a fellow student.
Nana Yaw Kennedy Abrokwa was handed the sentence by the Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mrs Mary Nsenkyire on Thursday.
He pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and was convicted on his own plea by the court.
Facts of the case
According to the facts of the case as was presented by Chief Inspector (C/Inspector) Felix Akowuah, both the complainant and convict were students of KNUST.
He said while the convict was studying chemistry, the complainant was pursuing a course in Law.
He said on March 19, 2016 between the hours of 6 and 6:30 am, the complainant, Miss Ruby Akua Bour-Donkor, a resident of Gaza Hostel on campus, was on her way to the gym at Ayeduase, close to the university.
C/Inspector Akowuah said on reaching a section of the road popularly known as Mango Road, the convict, who was a non-residential student, emerged from the bush and ordered her to surrender her phone to him.
Without waiting for her to comply, he said Abrokwa hit her with his hand and snatched the phone and her sports bag from her hand containing an Iphone 4 phone; ATM card, driver license, $300 and GHC20.00 and other personal items and run into the nearby bush.
C/Inspector Akowuah said the complainant raised an alarm which attracted people to the scene and the university security man detailed at the Botanic Garden informed about the incident.
According to him, few hours later, the security man managed to arrest the convict at his hideout at the Botanic Garden and had the bag of the complainant with some of the contents on him.
He said Abrokwa later led the security man and other witnesses to where he disposed of the driver’s licence, the ATM card and other ID cards in the garden.
Abrokwa was later handed over to the KNUST police and the complainant also identified the items to be hers.
BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank
The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.
The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.
Ernest Addison said the bank, adjudged the 6thbest performing company in Ghana at the Ghana Club 100 awards in 2017, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems last year.
He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”
The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.
The top management of Unibank are Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II who is Chief Executive Officer, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Owusu-Ansah Awere, Executive Clifford Duke Mettle, Director of Risk Management Kwesi Nkrumah Pimpah.
Photo: CEO Kwabena Duffour II was awarded the most enterprising young executive award in 2017.
The bank’s company secretary is Sylvia Assimeng-Archer, Executive Head of Treasury and Global Trade John Collins Arthur, Executive Head of Corporate Banking Elsie Dansoa Kyereh and Executive Head of Innovations and Business Execution Florence Ohene.
This executive management are expected to give way to new control, KPMG appointed by the central bank.
The bank was founded in 1997 by Kwabena Duffour who later became Finance minister under the Mills administration.
But after 20 years of private management, Kwabena Duffour who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana loses control of unibank to his former employers.
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